Christie Asks NJers Without Power to Take it Easy on Utility Workers

Three people have been arrested for harassing workers.

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    The October snowstorm has come and gone but some families in New Jersey are still dealing with having no electricity. Katy Tur reports. (Published Thursday, Nov 3, 2011)

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is asking frustrated residents who are in their sixth day without power after the pre-Halloween storm to be nice to utility workers.

    Three people have been arrested for harassing workers, as more than 100,000 people are still living in the dark and cold statewide.

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    Christie said he understands that people are upset, but said the workers have "been working 16, 18-hour days," according to nj.com.

    "They did not bring the storm," Christie said. “These folks are working as hard as they can. They are just trying to do their job and help you.”

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    Crews in New Jersey are having a hard time getting the lights to stay on at thousands of New Jersey homes. News4's Brian Thompson reports. (Published Wednesday, Nov 2, 2011)

    New Jersey's two major utilities are working toward the goal of restoring electricity lost in the October snowstorm to most of their customers by midnight Thursday.     

    PSE&G and JCP&L say crews are faced with repairing a number of single lines that were taken down by fallen trees.

    Some school districts in northern New Jersey were closed Thursday. Some are worried that they'll use all their anticipated snow days before the winter even starts.